One of the world's best-loved stories of shipwreck and survival, The Swiss Family Robinson portrays a family's struggle to create a new life for themselves on a strange and fantastic tropical island. Blown off course by a raging storm, the family - a Swiss pastor, his wife, their four young sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock - must rely on one another in order to adapt to their needs the natural wonders of their exotic new home.
Inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, this classic story of invention and adventure has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812.
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Yes, I just might. The book is a well made classic that offers many awe inspiring mental pictures for the imagination.
The tree house is very entertaining in its description however I really felt throughout the book as if I were being fed a bitter medicine with a spoonful of honey. If you pay close attention a reader could easily come away with a working knowledge of a diverse number topics such as religion, plants, animals, sailing, and several others.
He offered a good fatherly feel to the entire story.
I loved how appreciative the entire family were to each other in every instance. This makes me want to improve the relations in my own family.
I really enjoyed this for what it is however it seemed as though the necessary suspension of disbelief was stretched pretty thin in places.
- aaron gilbert